what infectious disease that spreads through dirty water was reportedly the biggest concern in haiti, days after hurricane matthew devastated parts of the country?
Cholera is rare in industrialised countries. It’s fatal if not treated right away.
Key symptoms are diarrhoea and dehydration. Rarely, shock and seizures may occur in severe cases.
Treatment includes rehydration, IV fluids and antibiotics.
Haiti faces fresh cholera outbreak after Hurricane Matthew, aid agencies fear
Cholera is surging in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew fouled wells, flooded rivers and latrines and forced survivors to drink contaminated storm water – even in regions that have received some deliveries of emergency aid.